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Man Shot To Death At Charlotte Nightclub

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File photo of ambulance. (Photo by: Nichole Jaworski/CBS Charlotte)

File photo of ambulance. (Photo by: Nichole Jaworski/CBS Charlotte)

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police detectives are investigating the city’s fifth homicide since Thursday.

Police say 22-year-old Dominick Eugene Alexander was shot at a nightclub around 2 a.m. Tuesday. He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center, where he died.

Authorities say another person arrived at Carolinas Medical Center with a non-life threatening gunshot wound, and detectives say they think the shootings were the result of a dispute outside the club.

The first of the five deaths occurred last Thursday, when police say 34-year-old Bennett Eugene Miller was shot in the parking lot of an apartment complex as students were getting off a school bus nearby. Two people are charged in that death.

Three people were shot and killed on Sunday.

The Charlotte Observer reports that the deaths increased Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s homicide total this year to 35 – three fewer than last year at this time. The 52 homicides last year were the fewest for Charlotte-Mecklenburg police in 24 years.

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